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Nathan Talarico

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Major at MCC/KSU: Worship w/ tracks in Youth and Pastoral
Hometown: Manhattan, KS
Special Talents:  Play bass, drum, and sing
Strengths for Camp: Very energetic, east to talk to, love ot listen and help anyone, unique way of thinking
Past Ministry/Camp Experiences: I've helped with youth groups, help with worship teams, have lead small groups
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Sophomore
Activities involved in at MCC: Chapel team, Intermurals
Favorite part about camp: Getting to make connections with everyone.
Favorite junk food: Everything Taco Bell
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: Fruit snacks, encouraging notes, snacks, gatorade
MCC Email address: ntalarico@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:9 "Let love be genuine, abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good."

 

Luke Berry

 

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Major at KSU/MCC: Pastoral emphasis; worship and youth tracks
Hometown: McLouth, KS

Home Church: First Baptist Church of McLouth
Special Talents: Very Musical
Strengths for Camp: leading when needed
Past Ministry/Camp Experiences: Worked at camp for FBC of McLouth from 2012-present
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Sophomore
Activities involved in at MCC: Chapel Team
Favorite part about camp: Being able to spread God's word to kids, especially if they have never heard it
Favorite junk food: Any kind of BBQ chips
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: gift cards to restaurans i.e. DQ, Dominos, Chik-fil-a, etc.
MCC Email address: lberry@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:25-34

 

Ryan Watts

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Major at MCC/KSU: Youth Ministry
Hometown: Burlington, KS
Home Church: Lamont Weslyan
Special Talents: Fun, happy
Strenghts for Camp: Always in a good mood, enjoy students
Past Ministry/Camp Experiences: Hidden Haven and Falls Creek
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Junior

Activities involved in at MCC: Cross Country, SSLC, CPC, Sophomore Class
Favorite part about camp: Seeing people come to Christ
Favorite junk food: So many to choose...any candy
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: water, popcorn, first aid
MCC Email address: rwatts@mccks.edu
Favorire Bible Verse: Romans 12:6

 

Shea Pearson

 

Major at MCC/KSU: Worship/Spiritual Formation
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Home Church: Capital City Christian Church

Special Talents: Worship leader during the week and a rapper on the weekend
Strengths for Camp: I enjoy doing behind the scenes work
Past Ministry/Camp Experiences: Interned at ny home church for worship ministry, worked at Young Life Camp, worked at Camp MoCoMi
Yaer at MCC (for Fall 2017): Junior
Activities involved in at MCC: Chapel Teams and Volleyball
Favorite Part about camp: campfire time
Favorite junk food: popcorn
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: granola bars and gatorade
MCC Email address: spearson@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6

 

Cole Griffin

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Major art MCC/KSU: Bible and Leadership/Music Education
Hometown: Olathe, KS
Home Church: Legacy Christian Church
Special Talents: yo-yoing, playing french horn, skateboarding (learning but will hopefully be better by summer)
Strengths for Camp: Worked in food industry, creative, unique, can sometimes make people laugh, experience leading large groups of high schoolers (as drum major)
Past Ministry/Camp Experience: Youthquake, Camp Solomon, VBS, CIY, Campus Crusade, Kindergarten Sunday School
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Sophomore
Activities involved in at MCC: Life groups, concert band (KSU), marching band (KSU), campus crusade (KSU)
Favorite part about camp: the mad peeps
Favorite junk food: Sweet and Sour Skittles
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: Candy, music, uniball pens, frisbee, random piercing jewelry (14g or 16g)
MCC Email address:
cgriffin@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:7

 

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Major at MCC/KSU: Bible and Leadership/Kinesiology
Hometown: Manhattan, KS
Home Church: Westview Community Church
Special Talents: Selfie stick, interpretive dancing
Strengths for Camp: I love kids. I genuinely want to listen and know people and I enjoy games and using sports as a ministry tool.
Past Minisry/Camp Experiences: Camp Teams last year, teaching Sunday School, leading discipleship groups
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Junior
Activities involved in at MCC: Volleyball, SSLC, Admissions
Favorite part about camp: late night talks, water games, and worship
Favorite junk food: chips or sour candy
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: clif bars and notes of encouragement or joke
MCC Email address: mmcnellis@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:1

 

Dalten Blake

 

Major at MCC/KSU: Bible and Leadership/Family and Consumer Sciencedalten 1.JPG
Hometown: Salina, KS
Home Church:  New Community Christian Church
Special Talents: Athletic, making people laugh at my own stupidity, video games
Strengths for Camp: Very energetic, can run on little sleep, enjoy working with youth
Past MInistry/Camp Experiences: Youth Coach (UCC), VBS
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Junior
Activities involved in at MCC: Baseball, admissions
Favorite part about camp: Seing students dedicate their lives to Christ

Favorite junk food: Skittles or burgers
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: Reese's pieces, gum, chips, skittles
MCC Email address: dblake@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Zach Price

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Major at MCC/KSU: Family Ministry Emphasis with Children's/Youth tracks
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Home Church: Christ's Church of the Valley
Special Talents: Mascot for MCC, lifegaurd, motivator, organized, can get other people pumped
Strengths for Camp: Outgoing, fun, adventurous, organized, relational, passionate, high energy, can always go like an energizer bunny, hard worker, servant hearted
Past Ministry/Camp Experiences: UCYC Elementary camp, CIY, SKSK camp coordinator internship
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Junior
Activities involved in at MCC: student ambassador, traditions committee, student government, pulpit supply, small group leader, mascot, MCC now, Kerusso Dayz student leader, Admissions team, mailroom, library help
Favorite part about camp: Traveling around, representing MCC, Worshipping, helping students grow closer to Christ
Favorite junk food: Cookie dough ice cream
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: encouragement, surprise me!
MCC Email address: zprice@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 14:22-33

 

Saryn Hernandez

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Major at MCC/KSU: Bible and Leadership/Social Work
Hometown:
Tonganoxie, KS
Home Church: Tonganoxie Christian Church
Special Talents: Can consistently make babies smile. Can fit a quarter into my belllybutton. Used to be CPR/First aid certified before it expired. Class clown in Middle School and High School.
Strenghts for Camp: Super hip with the teen lingo, very relatable, relational, energetic, genuine interest in student's lives, good listener, not afraid to act a fool
Year at MCC (for Fall 2017): Junior
Activities involved in at MCC: Admissions rep, MCC now, arm fart champion of Kenoyer Hall 2016
Favorite part about camp: Getting away from the stresses of the world, slowing down, and getting in touch with the creator
Favorite junk food: Chik-fil-a...(8 piece nugget, large fry, large sweet tea, chik-fil-a sauce)
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: College tuition checks, Sonic gift cards, coffee, good old fashioned letters of encouragment
MCC Email address: shernandez@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:26

 

DeJay Vaughn

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Major at MCC/KSU:  Youth Ministry/Counseling
Hometown: LaCrosse, KS
Home Church: First Christian Church
Special Talents: cooking
Strenghts for camp: I enjoy connecting with others. I've been told that I'm good at branching out to new people.
Past Ministry/Camp Experiences: Celebration Middle School and High School camps
Activities involved in at MCC: Drama team, camp team
Favorite part about camp: Seeing growth in the campers and the team
Favorite junk food: Cheezits, Taco Bell
Thing(s) you would most want in a care package: Gatorade, cheezits
MCC Email address: dvaughn@mccks.edu
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:37-39